HonorHealth, a leading Valley healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people, brought together staff and community members today to celebrate the topping out of its sixth Valley hospital located at Interstate 17 and Dove Valley Road in north Phoenix.

Dozens of people attended the event commemorating the last major milestone before construction on the three-story hospital is complete.

“Today marks another step forward in HonorHealth’s century-long legacy of improving the health and well-being of patients in our communities,” said HonorHealth CEO Todd LaPorte. “With the opening of this new hospital, we are able to extend our reach and provide North Phoenix and Anthem residents with access to award-winning, comprehensive care that’s close to home.”

Once complete, the new 210,000-square-foot HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center will feature an inpatient hospital offering 40 beds, with the ability to expand to nearly 80 beds, based on the needs of the community. The facility will also feature a new 24-hour emergency center for patients of all ages, minimally invasive orthopedic and spine services, a state-of-the-art surgical unit, and comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care with labor delivery services and a Level II neonatal intensive care unit.

The existing Sonoran Health and Emergency Center, which serves 17,000 patients annually, will become an outpatient center that includes a Breast Health Center, medical imaging services and space for future expansion. In addition, a new ambulatory surgery center on the campus will offer cost-effective, same-day surgical services and will house obstetric, pediatric, orthopedic and general surgery physician offices.

Slated to open in September 2020, the HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center represents an investment of $170 million in the community.